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AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Compulsory government schemes - Liability coverage - Settlement agreements - Exclusions - Intentional or criminal act

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 12:55 PM  

Appeal by a third party insurer, Aviva, from a judgment finding it liable to pay a settlement agreement owed to the plaintiff. The plaintiff, Middleton, and the defendant, Pankhurst, went ice fishing at a remote location, accessible by snowmobile. Although the defendant held a valid licence to operate the snowmobile, he was subject to a probation order that prohibited him from driving at night and/or driving with alcohol in his system. Both parties consumed alcohol while ice fishing. The plaintiff left the scene on foot. Later...